The Royal Palace of Belgrade and the Belgrade Waterfront palace will host the 8th edition of the finest classic car and culture of excellence event in Southeast Europe, the „CHIVAS 24 hours of Elegance - Concours d’Elegance & Salon of Excellence”, from September 7-9, powered by AUDI, in partnership with Belgrade Waterfront , and in synergy with the Serbian Federation of Historic Vehicles (FIVA Member).
The event is chaired by its founder Alex Djordevic of DeGorsi Luxury consulting and will be held under the patronage of the Royal Family of Serbia.
24 hours of Elegance by CHIVAS, is an international event dedicated to the prestigious brands, synonymous with supreme quality of manufacture & craftsmanship of details. Guests will share their passion for classic cars, elegance, style and refinement, in uniquely fascinating setting of the Royal Palace and the Belgrade Waterfront development.
The opening gala will take place at the White Palace, on Friday, September 7, 2018, with the unveiling of MASTERS OF EXCELLENCE exhibition, presented by the renowned ARBITER magazine. The gala is held with support of G.H. MUMM champagne.This year’s edition is dedicated to the Neapolitan masters of elegance championed by superlative craftsmen, renowned for their artisanship, such as Sartoria Panico headed by Antonio PANICO, the iconic bespoke tailor from Naples, superb bespoke shoemakers DUCAL of Florence, famous shirtmakers MAROL from Bologna, renowned cloth makers DRAGO from Biella, Italy.
As well we are showing emergnig brands that have excellent product such as hand-made to order luggage by Ugly’s, Abadi oriental perfumes of highest quality and The Bespoke Dudes eyewear, appreciated by style aficionados around the world. Keynote speech about elegance will be delivered by the acclaimed German author Bernhard Roetzel, creator of the world acclaimed book Gentleman-a timeless guide to fashion. Exclusively, guests will have the opportunity to attend the premiere of the latest AUDI Q8.This year’s guest of honor is Princess Olga Romanoff, one of last descendants of the Imperial Russian family.
The star of this SALON OF EXCELLENCE, conferences and exhibitions dedicated to excellence in craftsmanship, which will be held on September 8 at the Belgrade Waterfront salon in Karađorđeva street starting at 3pm, is also:
THE BESPOKE DUDES
The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear™ is a collection of sunglasses and glasses created in Italy by the skilled hands of expert artisans and selected by Fabio Attanasio, founder of The Bespoke Dudes™, the leading Italian blog about craftsmanship and bespoke tailoring.
The other co-founder is Andrea Viganò, who launched this project with the aim of enhancing the image of Italy abroad and promoting its excellence and unique creativity. Our accessories hail from the expertise of talented Italian manufacturers, taking on the ubiquitous empire of huge multinational groups and coming up trumps. Our goal is to guarantee the continuity of Italian craftsmanship and to protect our heritage, to fly the flag of our supreme quality and unique creativity.
The products are aimed at all the connoisseurs who want to stand out from the masses, who wear their style with confidence and ease.
The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear is a patron of Italian excellence with the goal of meeting the demands of the most discerning customers around the world. The names of the collections come from the bespoke tailoring industry. Our glasses are inspired by a deep-rooted appreciation of quality and craftsmanship, guaranteed by the expert artisans of Cadore, Italy.
Our acetate frames are extremely lightweight and provided by Mazzucchelli Varese – a historical Italian company and global leader in the production of acetate frames – and our lenses are also made in Italy to guarantee an incredible optical quality.
Moreover, our collection consists of timeless accessories, mixing classic forms with a modern twist, represented by our elegant frames and refined lenses. The hinges of our glasses resemble a bow-tie picked from a lot dating back to the 30’s and feature four screws – rather than the usual two - tightened by hand. It is a long and costly construction, but we are not in the trade to compromise on quality.